Bowl barrow 200m west of Moorgreen House


Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1012710

Date first listed: 25-Oct-1977

Date of most recent amendment: 12-Apr-1991


Ordnance survey map of Bowl barrow 200m west of Moorgreen House
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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Hampshire

District: Eastleigh (District Authority)

Parish: West End

National Grid Reference: SU 47518 14824

Reasons for Designation

Bowl barrows, the most numerous form of round barrow, are funerary monuments dating from the Late Neolithic period to the Late Bronze Age, with most examples belonging to the period 2400-1500 BC. They were constructed as earthen or rubble mounds, sometimes ditched, which covered single or multiple burials. They occur either in isolation or grouped as cemeteries and often acted as a focus for burials in later periods. Often superficially similar, although differing widely in size, they exhibit regional variations in form and a diversity of burial practices. There are over 10,000 surviving bowl barrows recorded nationally (many more have already been destroyed), occurring across most of lowland Britain. Often occupying prominent locations, they are a major historic element in the modern landscape and their considerable variation of form and longevity as a monument type provide important information on the diversity of beliefs and social organisations amongst early prehistoric communities. They are particularly representative of their period and a substantial proportion of surviving examples are considered worthy of protection.

Despite localised damage to the north and south of the monument, there is no evidence for formal excavation and the site has considerable archaeological potential.


The monument includes a bowl barrow set on a gentle north-facing slope immediatly south of Moorgreen Road. The barrow mound has a maximum diameter of 34m and stands to 0.75m high. A ditch c.5m wide which surrounded the barrow mound is no longer visible at ground level and now survives as a buried feature to the west and east. The area to the north of the monument was damaged during construction of Moorgreen Road while the area to the south has been the subject of a housing development. Both areas are excluded from the monument.

MAP EXTRACT The site of the monument is shown on the attached map extract.


The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 12148

Legacy System: RSM

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